T-Level subject spotlight: Health and Science

What is a T-Level?

A two-year programme which meets industry needs and is the equivalent to three A-Levels. The programme is delivered by lecturers with extensive industry experience, and you will be supported by significant employer interaction, to encourage you to embrace the experiences of working in the adult nursing sector.


What will this route lead to?

You could enter employment into one of the sectors below 

  • ambulance support worker
  • healthcare support worker in a health setting
  • senior healthcare support workers in a health setting

Alternatively, you could prepare for a higher-level apprenticeship within health and social care or progress to a foundation degree or an honours degree, related to adult nursing, at New College Durham or university. The T-Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points.


Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed at those interested in developing extensive knowledge, skills and behaviours appropriate for adult nursing. It will ensure you have the right experience, skills, knowledge and behaviour to progress in your chosen career.


What makes this qualification different?

This qualification will equip students with:

  • the core knowledge and core skills relevant to health
  • up-to-date occupational knowledge and skills that have continued currency amongst employers and others
  • the necessary English, mathematics and digital skills
  • threshold competence that meets employer expectations and is as close to full occupational competence as possible
  • opportunities to manage and improve their own performance
  • As part of achieving the overall T-Level programme, you are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement. To demonstrate threshold competence in adult nursing, you will be observed during their industry placement.


Find out more and speak to our teaching staff about this qualification at our Information & Advice Event.